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News: Wii To Surpass GameCube’s Life Sales

Wii To Surpass GameCube’s Life Sales

More encouraging news for Nintendo

It may not have been Nintendo’s greatest console but the GameCube still managed to shift modest 21.72 million units over its lifespan. However, to put the recent success of the Wii in sharp perspective, the console is about to surpass the GameCube’s lifetime sales despite only having been on the market for just over a year. Nintendo’s figures state that as..

News: "Third Party Games Don't Sell"

"Third Party Games Don't Sell"

Killer 7 and No More Heroes director voices his concerns about the current state of the Wii software market

Goichi Suda (AKA Suda 51) has claimed that third party software is failing to find an audience in Japan while Nintendo's own games steal all the limelight. We reported not long ago that Suda's No More Heroes was a bit of a flop in Japan. In a recent interview he had this to say: Whilst the..

News: Mario Party DS Tops Japanese Charts

Mario Party DS Tops Japanese Charts

Nintendo conquer the entire top ten

Nintendo’s dominance in Japan is becoming quite scary now. Mario Party DS was the biggest selling title for the period 31st December to 6th January and the latest figures show that the top 13 slots of the chart are ALL titles for either the DS or Wii, with the first non-Ninty game (PSP title Monster Hunter Portable 2nd) clocking in at a lowly 14th position. The..

News: No More Heroes - Another Wii Flop?

No More Heroes - Another Wii Flop?

More doom and gloom for third party publishers

Regular readers of NintendoLife would be forgiven for thinking that we’ve been getting out of the wrong side of the bed for the past week or so. The number of downbeat and negative news stories appearing is on the rise and sadly we’re about to add yet another. Although we’re a bit on the late side with this news it appears that Grasshopper..

News: Nintendo Triumphant In Japan This Christmas

Nintendo Triumphant In Japan This Christmas

Videogame giant is unstoppable on home soil

Early figures from Famitsu magazine indicate that Nintendo has dominated the Japanese sales charts over the Christmas period. Although a PS2 title (Super Robot Taisen Original Generation Gaiden) took the number one position, a quick glance at the rest of the top 20 shows that the Big N is firmly in control; 7 of the top 10 titles are for Nintendo consoles..

News: Nintendo Claim UK Developer Crown

Nintendo Claim UK Developer Crown

Latest figures would indicate Mario and company had a very Merry Christmas

As the dust settles from a particularly hectic Christmas period Nintendo has emerged victorious in the UK sales arena. The veteran developer effortlessly claimed the top spot of Develop’s monthly developer chart thanks to strong performances by games such as Super Mario Galaxy and the seemingly evergreen Brain Training..

News: Zack & Wiki Sinks Without Trace At Retail

Zack & Wiki Sinks Without Trace At Retail

Shame on you all!

Zack & Wiki, otherwise known as Capcom’s ode to the classic ‘point and click’ adventures of old, is a fantastic game. It’s heartening to see a developer like Capcom putting so much effort into brand new intellectual property and it’s even more encouraging when the end product is so wonderfully polished and enjoyable. But there’s one slight problem: no one bought..

News: PS2: Pwnd!

PS2: Pwnd!

The DS passes PS2 lifetime sales in The Land of the Rising Sun

We all know that the Nintendo DS has been a massive success for its parent company but the latest figures from Japan still make for stunning reading; the likeable handheld has now surpassed the PS2 in terms of Japanese sales. To put this into perspective, the PS2 has sold millions of units since its release several years ago and is..

News: "Stop Buying So Many Nintendo Consoles" Says Reggie

"Stop Buying So Many Nintendo Consoles" Says Reggie

He doesn't like hardware bundles, either

Reggie Fils-Aime has expressed concerns over the stock problems experienced by the company of late. Basically, the Wii and DS are TOO popular! He also had some cutting words to say about the increase in bundles offered by money-grabbing games retailers. From GamesInstustry.biz: Nintendo of America's president Reggie Fils-Aime says that the demand for the..

News: Wii And DS Dominate In Japan

Wii And DS Dominate In Japan

Sony and Microsoft struggle to get a look in

Sony’s Gran Turismo 5 Prologue may have entered the Japanese sales charts in the top 5 but a cursory glace at the rest of the chart should make depressing reading for anyone not affiliated with Nintendo. The Wii and DS continue to dominate the Japanese market in a way that hasn’t been seen since the days of the Famicom and Gameboy. Here's the lowdown..

News: Europe Loves Brain Training

Europe Loves Brain Training

It's already sold bucketloads of copies in Japan, American and the UK - now our European friends are warming to Dr. Kawashima's unqiue brand of mental fitness.

Nintendo's amazing success story continues with the news that its Brain Training series has topped sales charts in two key European territories. Nintendo's DS Brain Training games have...

News: Bumper Year For UK Games Industry

Bumper Year For UK Games Industry

It's been an amazing year for the UK videogame market - and Nintendo has been instrumental in this success.

Traditionally, when you move from one generation of videogame hardware to the next, there's a slight dip in sales. Amazingly, that doesn't seem to have happened with this generation, as GamesIndustry.biz reports: Sales of game software in the UK will reach 78 million units by the end of the..

News: DS Breaks UK Sales Record Again

DS Breaks UK Sales Record Again

The Nintendo DS continues to sell like cakes that are rather hot, effortlessly breaking the UK hardware sales record for the second week running.

All the predictions of a bumper Christmas for Nintendo in the UK seem to be proving accurate, with news that its consoles are selling in record numbers. The DS has now broken the previous UK weekly hardware sales figure twice this month, shifting 185,000..

News: Mario & Sonic Win Gold!

Mario & Sonic Win Gold!

Last week saw Mario & Sonic at the Olympic games the number 1 selling game across all systems in the UK, what a Christmas present for SEGA!

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, players will compete in events that take place in environments based on the official venues of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Using a supporting cast of characters from the amazing worlds of both Mario and Sonic,..

News: Wii - TOO Popular?

Wii - TOO Popular?

According to the BBC, Nintendo UK are considering putting a halt on advertising for Wii this Christmas season, because of its struggle to keep up with demand.

Nintendo is considering pulling UK television advertising for its popular Wii console in the run up to Christmas because it is battling to meet demand. It said that holding back adverts until 2008 would be a "responsible" move. It..

News: Nintendo Sales Surge State Side

Nintendo Sales Surge State Side

Reggie will be delighted, Nintendo of America report record breaking sales this month, including 653,000 Nintendo DS' and 350,000 Wii's sold last week alone.

Nintendo's 350,000 Wii systems represent the highest one-week U.S. sales total outside of its launch week one year ago. Wii has been dubbed the must-have gift of the 2007 holiday season and has been placed at the top of numerous gift lists..

News: Nintendo Doubles Its Profits

Nintendo Doubles Its Profits

Soaring Wii and DS sales have sky rocketed Nintendo's profits, doubling those of last year.

The success of the Wii has helped Nintendo to double its profit in the six months to the end of September. Demand for the console has outstripped that for Sony's Playstation 3 and Microsoft's XBox 360 - selling about 7.3 million units. The Japanese firm made a net profit of 132.4bn yen ($1.16bn; £506m)..

News: Wii Top Selling Next-Gen Console

Wii Top Selling Next-Gen Console

The Wii keeps on selling more and more...than other consoles.

The Financial Times has reported that the Wii has overtaken the Xbox 360 in the ongoing console war. Excluding sales from August the totals have the Wii at 9 million units sold compared to 8.9m Xbox 360s and 3.7m PS3s. Additionally and more recently VideoGameChartz, a website that tracks the number of consoles and games sold around the..

News: Wii Smashes UK Records

Wii Smashes UK Records

Nintendo announce that Wii is the fastest selling console in UK history with over 1 million Wii's sold across the land in a mere 38 weeks.

"Figures released today courtesy of the UK’s leading independent music, video and software performance and sales tracking company, Chart Track, show Nintendo’s home console ‘Wii’ is now being enjoyed by over one million people in the UK, becoming the..

News: Wii Could Outsell PS2

Wii Could Outsell PS2

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata believes that within good time the Nintendo Wii could overtake Sony's Playstation 2 platform and become the best selling video games console of all time.

"Sony's PS2 sales of 100 million units is an extraordinary number that our home game console business has not achieved, But if we can make our bid to expand the gaming population a continued success, we could..